Jeremiah 3:23
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New International Version
Surely the idolatrous commotion on the hills and mountains is a deception; surely in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.

New Living Translation
Our worship of idols on the hills and our religious orgies on the mountains are a delusion. Only in the LORD our God will Israel ever find salvation.

English Standard Version
Truly the hills are a delusion, the orgies on the mountains. Truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
"Surely, the hills are a deception, A tumult on the mountains. Surely in the LORD our God Is the salvation of Israel.

King James Bible
Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Surely, falsehood comes from the hills, commotion from the mountains, but the salvation of Israel is only in the LORD our God.

International Standard Version
Truly the hills are a deception, and the mountains are confusion. Truly, in the LORD our God is Israel's salvation."

NET Bible
We know our noisy worship of false gods on the hills and mountains did not help us. We know that the LORD our God is the only one who can deliver Israel.

New Heart English Bible
Truly the hills are a delusion, the tumult on the mountains. Truly the salvation of Israel is in the LORD our God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Truly, the noise from the hills, from the mountains, is the noise of false worship. Truly, the LORD our God will rescue us.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Truly vain have proved the hills, The uproar on the mountains; Truly in the LORD our God Is the salvation of Israel.

New American Standard 1977
“Surely, the hills are a deception,
            A tumult on the mountains.
            Surely, in the LORD our God
            Is the salvation of Israel.



Jubilee Bible 2000
Truly the hills are vanity, the multitude of mountains; truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.

American King James Version
Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.

American Standard Version
Truly in vain is the help that is looked for from the hills, the tumult on the mountains: truly in Jehovah our God is the salvation of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In very deed the hills were liars. and the multitude of the mountains: truly in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
Truly in vain [is salvation looked for] from the hills, [and] the multitude of mountains; truly in Jehovah our God is the salvation of Israel.

English Revised Version
Truly in vain is the help that is looked for from the hills, the tumult on the mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.

World English Bible
Truly in vain is [the help that is looked for] from the hills, the tumult on the mountains. Truly the salvation of Israel is in Yahweh our God.

Young's Literal Translation
Surely in vain from the heights, The multitude of mountains -- Surely in Jehovah our God is the salvation of Israel.

Study Bible
Invitation to Repentance
22"Return, O faithless sons, I will heal your faithlessness." "Behold, we come to You; For You are the LORD our God. 23"Surely, the hills are a deception, A tumult on the mountains. Surely in the LORD our God Is the salvation of Israel. 24"But the shameful thing has consumed the labor of our fathers since our youth, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.…
Cross References
Psalm 3:8
Salvation belongs to the LORD; Your blessing be upon Your people! Selah.

Psalm 62:7
On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.

Proverbs 21:31
The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But victory belongs to the LORD.

Jeremiah 17:2
As they remember their children, So they remember their altars and their Asherim By green trees on the high hills.

Jeremiah 17:14
Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; Save me and I will be saved, For You are my praise.

Jeremiah 31:7
For thus says the LORD, "Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, And shout among the chief of the nations; Proclaim, give praise and say, 'O LORD, save Your people, The remnant of Israel.'
Treasury of Scripture

Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.

in vain

Jeremiah 3:6 The LORD said also to me in the days of Josiah the king, Have you …

Jeremiah 10:14-16 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded …

Psalm 121:1,2 I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from where comes my help…

Isaiah 44:9 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable …

Isaiah 45:20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you that are escaped …

Isaiah 46:7,8 They bear him on the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his …

Ezekiel 20:28 For when I had brought them into the land, for the which I lifted …

Jonah 2:8,9 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy…

in the Lord

Jeremiah 14:8 O the hope of Israel, the savior thereof in time of trouble, why …

Psalm 3:8 Salvation belongs to the LORD: your blessing is on your people. Selah.

Psalm 37:39,40 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength …

Psalm 121:1,2 I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from where comes my help…

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for …

Isaiah 43:11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no savior.

Isaiah 45:15,17 Truly you are a God that hide yourself, O God of Israel, the Savior…

Isaiah 63:1,16 Who is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? …

Hosea 1:7 But I will have mercy on the house of Judah, and will save them by …

John 4:22 You worship you know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation …

(23) Truly in vain . . .--The italics show the difficulty of the verse, and represent an attempt to get over it. According to the senses given to the word translated "multitude" we get, in vain (literally, as a lie) from the hills is the revelry (as in Amos 5:23), or the wealth, or the multitude, of the mountains. The first gives the best meaning, and expresses the confession of the repentant Israelites that their wild ritual on the high places had brought them loss and not gain.

Verse 23. - Truly in vain, etc. An obscure and (if corruption exists anywhere) corrupt passage, which, however, it is hopeless to attempt to emend, as the corruption consists partly in wrong letters, partly in omitted letters or words (or both); and, moreover, the text employed by the Septuagint appears to have presented the same difficulty. The latter point is especially noteworthy. It is far from proving that the traditional text is correct; what it does suggest is that the writings of the prophets were at first written down in a very insecure manner. The rendering of the Authorized Version is substantially that of Hitzig, who explains "the multitude of [the] mountains," as meaning "the multitude of gods worshipped on the mountains" -too forced an expression for so simple a context. It seems most natural to suppose (with Ewald, Graf, and Keil), a contrast between the wild, noisy cultus of idolatrous religions, and the quiet spiritual worship inculcated by the prophets. Compare by way of illustration, the loud and ostentatious demonstrations of Baal's ritual in 1 Kings 18, with the sober, serious attitude of Elijah in the same chapter. The word rendered in the Authorized Version "multitude" has a still more obvious and original meaning, viz. "tumult;" and probably the Targum is not far from the true sense in rendering, "In vain have we worshipped upon the hills and not for profit have we raised a tumult on the mountains." Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains,.... From any natural defence, by hills and mountains encompassing; or from idols worshipped on hills and mountains. So the Targum,

"truly in vain we worship upon the hills, and for no profit are we gathered upon the mountains;''

and to this purpose Jarchi and Kimchi interpret it; or from the multitude of the people, the kingdoms of the world, and the nations of the earth, from whom the Jews have in vain expected salvation and deliverance:

truly in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel; or, "in the Word of the Lord our God", as the Targum; in Christ, the essential Word of God, is the salvation of all the chosen people, both Jews and Gentiles; it was put into his hands by his Father, and it is wrought out by him; and it resides in him, and it is to be had in him, and in him only, Acts 4:12, who is God the Lord, and therefore was able to effect it, and to give it; and hence these repenting ones, discarding all other saviours, apply to him for it. 23. multitude of mountains—that is, the multitude of gods worshipped on them (compare Ps 121:1, 2, Margin).3:21-25 Sin is turning aside to crooked ways. And forgetting the Lord our God is at the bottom of all sin. By sin we bring ourselves into trouble. The promise to those that return is, God will heal their backslidings, by his pardoning mercy, his quieting peace, and his renewing grace. They come devoting themselves to God. They come disclaiming all expectations of relief and succour from any but the Lord. Therefore they come depending upon him only. He is the Lord, and he only can save. It points out the great salvation from sin Jesus Christ wrought out for us. They come justifying God in their troubles, and judging themselves for their sins. True penitents learn to call sin shame, even the sin they have been most pleased with. True penitents learn to call sin death and ruin, and to charge upon it all they suffer. While men harden themselves in sin, contempt and misery are their portion: for he that covereth his sins shall not prosper, but he that confesseth and forsaketh them, shall find mercy.
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